Tuesday, March 10, 2009 by Keith

Flashes of Hope 2009

It’s 2009 and I am honored again to be a part of Flashes of Hope.

Flashes of Hope 2009

Flashes of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life threatening illnesses. The portraits, taken by award-winning photographers nationally, help children feel better about their changing appearance by celebrating it. For families of terminally ill children, it's especially important to have a portrait that preserves forever the beauty, grace and dignity of their child.

We work in the hospitals, transforming hallways, waiting rooms, offices into photo studios.

The kids that didn’t want to get out of bed are suddenly laughing and having fun as we capture special moments with their parents, doctors and nurses.

Each family is presented with framed prints, proofs and a CD.

Hundreds of people volunteer to provide much more than a picture on the wall. It's an indescribable treasure that forever preserves the grace, dignity and beauty of each child.

I am so happy again, to be a part of the organization bringing joy into the lives of these families every month of the year and want to say thank you to the generous support of donors, volunteer chapter directors, stylists and other photographers who participate in this great endeavor of giving.

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  1. I am the curator of the Stifel Fine Arts Center, part of Oglebay Institute, in Wheeling, WV. He are hosting an art exhibition which runs February28- April 19, 2019. The working title is The Art of Healing. The show will feature various artistic mediums exploring cancer and its impact on lives of victims, survivors and their families. We would be thrilled and honored to include the Flashes of Hope photography in the exhibit.

    We will be featuring the work of poet Renee K. Nicholson who is doing amazing work with terminally ill patients. In 2018 the Governor of WV, awarded Renee with the Susan Landis Distinguished Service to the Arts award.

    We also will be exhibiting the work of a group of sculptors and their work titled “The Bodice Project”. The Bodice Project is a not-for-profit sculptural exhibition that promotes emotional healing, through the arts, for women and men facing the challenge of breast cancer, and life after treatment. The project was featured at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) national conference in Chicago in April 2018.

    I really hope to hear from you and I would love to bring Flashes of Hope to our audience.

    Comment by Michael McKowen, — July 25, 2018 @10:39 am

  2. Hello Michael,
    I just responded via e mail from kberr@keithberr.com, so that you have my full information.

    I appreciate your reaching out to us for for exhibiting The Flashes of Hope work that we contributed to.
    We currently are dealing with a number of friends and family that are cancer victims and your show and featured artists hit home with us.
    I would like to get further details on timing and size of the space that you are allowing for exhibiting, so I could determine the
    number of pieces that need to be produced. That being said, I would be honored to be a part of The Art of Healing.
    Thank you for your consideration and looking forward to working with you.

    Comment by Keith, — July 25, 2018 @11:19 am

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